Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Global Leadership Week Continues - Join Us for the Virtual Conference Today!


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. Today is "Global Leadership Day," our virtual 4-hour online mini-conference (go here directly for the schedule and to enter sessions). More detail on the conference below our report on yesterday...

GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. Yesterday we held our face-to-face "Summit" at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California, with three truly-informative panel discussions. If you care about globally-connected and -focused education, you will definitely want to watch the recording here (skip to 18:10 to start; permanent link).



Also, all this week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations have designed and will be hosting 30 virtual events to showcase leadership in global education. The global education community at large can choose to participate in these online activities by browsing event listings on the GLW calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

Today is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conferencewhich will feature thought-leaders at all educational leadership levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and starts with an early keynote at 10:30am US-Pacific Daylight time, and then continues from 12:30 - 4:00 pm US-PDT. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Click here to see the schedule, with links to attend, in your own time zone.

Keynotes and presenters at the virtual conference include: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gavin Dykes, Education Fast Forward; Katharine Robinson, Assistant Director for Curriculum, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill; Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director, California International Studies Project; Ann Michaelsen, Administrator, Sandvika High School Norway; Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D., iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator; William Gaudelli + Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Global Competence Certificate Program; Grace Lau, Global Nomads Group; Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, Associate Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools; Emily McCarren, Academy Principal, Punahou School; Jennifer D. Klein, Educational Consultant and Founder, Principled Learning Strategies; Dr. Eunhee Jung, Founder + Executive Director, IVECA International Virtual Schooling; Jamie Steckar, Head of School, THINK Global School; Mike Hourahine, Head of Technology + Strategic Outreach, THINK Global School; Dr. Margaret Riel, Center for Collaborative Action Research; Michael Furdyk, Co-founder + Director of Innovation, Taking, ITGlobal for Educators; Amy Spittler Shaffer, Creative Director, The Wonderment; Will Houghteling, North America Managing Director, Minerva Schools at KGI; Sammy Lyon, Environmental Service Learning Coordinator, Environmental Charter Schools + Carolyn Lam, Vanesa Iniguez, Ogechi Hubert, Kayla Johnson, Tyra Toler, Environmental Charter High School Students; Environmental Charter Schools; Michele Aoki and Noah Zeichner, Seattle Public Schools; Julie Lindsay, Founder and CEO, Flat Connections; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Savvy; Shane Dabor, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Lara Bach, Student, Minerva Schools at KGI, Class of 2019; Ann Mirtschin, Hawkesdale College; Ana Sophia Acosta, President, Student Tech Team, Marymount School of New York; Eunice Daudu, Student Technology Conference Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; Gaby Palines, Student Technology Conferenece Co-Coordinator, Marymount School of New York; and Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director, Global Oneness Project.

You can participate actively in any or all of the Global Leadership Week events by posting comments and ideas to Twitter using the hashtag #globaled16. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics. You’ll need a free Edmodo account to participate and we encourage you to respond to the prompts on this page: https://www.edmodo.com/topics/609/2016-Global-Leadership-Week. Also, feel free to add yourself to the participant map.

Global Leadership Week is brought to you by people and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning. GLW is organized by the Global Education Conference Network, Flat Connections, GlobalEdLeader, Global Oneness Project, iEARN-USA, the Learning Revolution Project, VIF International Education, and World Savvy.

Please take time to visit our sponsors’ websites and learn more about how they support globally-connected teaching and learning: VIF International Education, Edmodo, Google, TES, The Wonderment, iEARN-USA, the Global Campaign for Education - US Chapter, and Otus.

See you online!
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